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BJ Penn’s MMA Status Frequently Changes

BJ Penn watched UFC 162 like everybody else and is torn about his future after watching Anderson Silva attempt to defend his middleweight belt.

“You know how being a fighter is, your mind changes from time-to-time,” said Penn on FUEL TV. “Of course I’m looking, Anderson he’s 39 and he’s in there fighting, I’m like ‘I’m 34, why can’t I fight again?’ It’s gotta be right. There’s no sense in me going back into the Octagon and getting beat up in front of everybody. That just doesn’t make any sense.”

Since losing to Rory MacDonald last December, the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion hasn’t returned. UFC president Dana White wants Penn to retire. The former champion isn’t certain as he heels an eye problem.

Penn has only defeated Matt Hughes since April 2010 with several losses. At 16-9-2, there is no word if Penn shall enter the Octagon at least once more.